On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
For the week of November 22, Dave Smith recaps two more incidents in which police were forced to shoot young people toting replica firearms. Fortunately in both cases the suspects survived and are recovering. Dave also discusses the Renegade Pigs, a group of cops who raise money for officers hurt on the job, plus this week's Not Today moment.
Two of the five finalists for Crown Royal’s 20th “Your Hero’s Name Here” contest, for which the NASCAR Brickyard 400 is renamed in his or her honor, are police officers being recognized for their heroism. - Full Story
A three-year veteran of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department was visiting a friend at a pizza delivery restaurant Saturday when he unwittingly became the centerpiece of an explosive drama that left one dead and three others injured. - Full Story